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So I had posted a thread about boot fitters for Michel & I's trip to Jackson/Aspen/Utah to get Michel new boots.  I got many suggestions from people I respect and desired to get Michel's boots as early in the trip as possible for obvious reasons.

 

I was able to hook Michel up with Epic's skiing-in-jackson on Sat 1/25 and unfortunately they had nothing in her size after he did an analysis of her feet.

 

So he gave me a recommendation to try out the sister shop of Jackson Hole Sports which is Teton Village Sports.  He gave me two people to look up for boot fitting Tyler and Matt.  We stopped by TVS after skiing yesterday, but they were insanely busy so decided not to do anything.  We stopped by today and Tyler was able to get Michel in something that should serve her for years to come.

 

Let me preface by saying that Michel is an improving low intermediate whose current boots while better than rentals were too big and not helping much.  He examined her feet (short and narrow but no odd issues) and got her into a boy's Lange race boot.

 

Footbeds were made, alignment was done and softening (which can be reversed with a hex wrench) was done.

 

Overall we're very happy with our experience with Tyler and TVS.  They were knowledgable, professional, friendly and offered up the Mountain Collective discount unsolicited.  All follow up work would be free short of sole planing.

 

The proof will be in Michel's skiing and comfort, but I'm confident it will go well.  So I recommend them based on my experience today.  YMMV of course.

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Overall we're very happy with our experience with Tyler and TVS.  They were knowledgable, professional, friendly and offered up the Mountain Collective discount unsolicited.  All follow up work would be free short of sole planing.

 

The proof will be in Michel's skiing and comfort, but I'm confident it will go well.  So I recommend them based on my experience today.  YMMV of course.

I'll add another vote for the TVS boot fitting team - your experience mirrors ours. Matt was recommended but TVS was insanely busy when I first went in so ended up with someone else (whose name escapes me). We honed in on a pair of boots that fit really well, hello heel hold. I subsequently went back three times for tweaks/further work, once for both boots (heel/ankle hold) and twice just for the right boot, (small punch for some more forefoot room and reducing pressure on instep (high arch)). Each time the service was professional, friendly and most importantly knowledgeable. Maybe it's because I don't have particularly complicated fitting issues, but all of the work I had done was spot on and I got the impression that TVS has a great boot fitting team as opposed to a single star

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Overall we're very happy with our experience with Tyler and TVS.  They were knowledgable, professional, friendly and offered up the Mountain Collective discount unsolicited.  All follow up work would be free short of sole planing.

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Great news on the boots - wasn't aware that MC had a discount program for anything other than lodging.
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Just wanted to report that Michel has had 2 full pain free days on the boots.  Things are looking good:cool

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